Covering poly bolts in glass hull?

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Covering poly bolts in glass hull?

Post by CypressHunter » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:35 am

I've been thinking about doing a complete overhull to my glass boat. I want poly. Only running steelflex now. The "BOSS" aka my wife does not want my to poly the bottom because does want my daughter or herself walking on bolts. I was trying to think of ways to cover the bolts. Either sea deck or some other form of padding. I even saw an old post on here were Twister buck riveted polymer on a glass hull. All input is appreciated
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Re: Covering poly bolts in glass hull?

Post by Southern_Son91 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:43 pm

Rivet the poly on. Your daughter and wife will be able to walk barefoot in the boat with now worries. Before the bolting on poly got popular most boats had their poly riveted on. Works great.
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Re: Covering poly bolts in glass hull?

Post by AirRanger » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:28 pm

Any cover on bolts makes for difficult removal though poly should last a long time. I would insist that shoes be worn foe safety reasons.

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Re: Covering poly bolts in glass hull?

Post by mwood7800 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:41 pm

I use a strip of boat carpet on either side

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Re: Covering poly bolts in glass hull?

Post by One Eyed Gator » Mon May 01, 2017 9:24 am

I made a set of aluminum walk boards about 10" wide.

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